Operating System: All
Applies To: UB Students
Last Reviewed: June 8, 2016
Google recommends that you synchronize your UBmail Powered by Google with particular email clients, such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Mac Mail.
Step 1: Enable IMAP or POP
What's the difference?
IMAP (recommended) keeps email on the server, so you can access email from any device or a Web browser.
POP downloads messages and erases them from the server,
so you can only access from a single device.
Step 2: Add Account
|Username||Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically)|
|Password||Your UBITName password|
||SSL (or SSL/TLS)
|Outgoing or SMTP Server
|Directory (if available)||ldap.buffalo.edu|
|Search Base/Root (if available)||o=University at Buffalo, c=us|
Learn about what happens when you use UBmail Powered by Google in conjunction with an email client:
Sometimes the password file is out of sync. Try re-setting your password and see if you are able to log into your newly configured email.